There’s not much better than tasting and enjoying Pippin Hill wines while overlooking the vineyards from which they came. Well, except for maybe enjoying them at your own home or dinner table. Fortunately, you can buy and take home our incredible reds, whites and sparkling wines to savor Pippin Hill wherever you are. Or better yet, join our Wine Club and have them delivered straight to you.
Pippin Hill Farm is in its seventh year and our wine program is evolving all the time. As we continue this process, we are proud to source all of our grapes from our own estate, Albemarle and surrounding counties from some of Virginia’s finest vineyards.
Our Champagne style Sparkling Rosé features both floral and fruity characteristics on the nose. . .orchid, honeysuckle, and strawberry. . . with hints of raspberry, orange peel, and watermelon on the palate. Perfect for enjoying in the Spring and Summer months!
Named for our sister property in Charleston, SC, Cannon Green, this wine may be easy to drink, but is complex and whimsical. . . . “an easy drinking red for a serious red drinker”. The nose has an easy smokiness and hints of blackberries and blueberry. Dried leaves, plum, clove and leather linger on the palate for a delightfully complex finish with medium body and tannins.
Our approach to this signature grape of Virginia is to highlight the aromatic energy of the varietal while bringing out the supple textures that reside in the grapes’ skins. In our 2017 vintage we find notes of milk chocolate, sultana raisins and black pepper with hints of blood orange zest and lavender couples with gripping tannins. Above all, it’s versatile so it may be enjoyed in the backyard by the grill, or with friends at the table.
It’s back! Our popular Red Pump is even better this year, with the addition of Tannat. This gives it that earthy nose which transcends to the deep black cherry and plum on the palate. The finish is slightly oaky with a nice light acidity and medium tannins. We suggest serving this at room temp or slightly chilled at a backyard barbecue.
Our 2016 Easton Blue is our signature red blend. Rich up front with bayleaf, red currant and traces of cedar, the body remains grippy which emphasizes the leathery notes with hints of lilac. The finesse of the finish highlights the acidity while lingering tobacco notes make this one of our best food wines. Let it breathe, and enjoy.
Our Merlot Reserve features a soft nose of chocolate and cassis, with subtle hints of black peppercorn and rose petal. The palate gives way to dark cherries, pomegranate seeds and fresh peppercorns while the medium tannins and acid on the finish play like the conversation that you’re supposed to be having across the table.
We take a classical approach to this varietal, highlighting the sour cherry and clove aromatics while working to both preserve and tame the substantial tannins and acidity this varietal is known for. From the extended maceration of the skins to the long barrel aging, we have found this vintage boasts chocolate and anise flavors leading to a spicy finish that is permeated with medium to high acidity. This vintage excels as a food wine and can easily be enjoyed with a wide variety of options from our menu.
Our 2016 Petit Verdot is our juiciest yet, with grapes from our estate vineyard filling this wine to the brim with dark, dark fruit. The result is layered aromatically with graphite and an abundance of plum, a concentrated mid-palate with notes of clove, black currant, and smoky charcoal that finishes with firm tannins and a touch of granite.
Pippin Hill Farm is in its seventh year and our wine program is evolving all the time. As we continue this process, we are proud to source all of our grapes from Albemarle and surrounding counties from some of Virginia’s finest vineyards.
Our Blanc de Blanc offers aromas of vanilla, straw and light toast that lead to layered and creamy flavors of caramelized pear, soft oak and apricot or Meyer lemon. The finish is lean and zesty, with equal parts acidity and tartness, making these bubbles turn any occasion into a celebration.
With its distinctive, vivid aromas and zesty acidity, Sauvignon Blanc is easy to peg in a blind tasting of dry white wines. This Sauvignon Blanc is our best yet with bright hints of tangerine, lemon, and green papaya on the nose, harboring flavors of white peach and grapefruit on the tongue and finishing with a strong duo of minerality and acidity. Resting at the top of the hill on our estate, this wine is a beautiful expression of our land.
With its light nose and notes of jasmine and lemon verbena, our Viognier immediately makes you say “ahhhh” when opened. Delightful to sip or pair with food, this wine has the nuance of coconut and lychee on the palate making it slightly sweet and creamy in the mouthfeel. This Viognier finishes with a hint of spice and a bright minerality that rounds it out nicely.
Zero White is fruity and complex with orchid, lemon thyme and a touch of jasmine on the nose. Mid palate, we have found grapefruit and pineapple accentuated by a creamy mouthfeel leading to a clean finish of raw coconut. This wine is rich yet lively which makes it perfect for the beach, garden parties, or your back porch.
Our 2017 Chardonnay offers aromas of juniper and vanilla with hints of oak that extend to the palate. A balanced acidity and integrated oak notes complement the golden apple and Asian pear that linger on the palate. This Chardonnay finishes with a tart acidity which makes it a wonderful pairing wine or one to enjoy on its own.
We take our inspiration for our Chardonnay Reserve from Burgundy winemaking techniques. Aged 11 months in oak, 25% of that being new French oak, has resulted in a wine with complex aromas of honeydew, lemongrass and fresh orange blossom. While there are fruit flavors of honeydew and apricot we also find a touch of banana and a comforting finish of freshly caramelized sugar. The clean, lingering finish offers medium oak, and medium acidity. . . . .it is a perfect food pairing wine.
Petit Manseng is a French varietal grape the we harvest late in the season to allow residual sugars to reach higher levels. Fermented in stainless and new oak barrels, it has a complex and soft balanced taste.